Icon Cache - Rebuild

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  1. Posts : 70,222
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #230

    mikcara said:
    on my desktop I have 2 icons "greyed out" desktop.ini can I safely delete there icons
    Hello Mikcara,

    Those would be hidden OS system files. You shouldn't delete them. Instead, you could do step 5 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to hide them back again. :)

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
       #231

    Thanks Brink took them out of the recycle bin and put them into the user folder as instructed. Thanks again for your help.
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  3. Posts : 70,222
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #232

    You're most welcome. :)
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #233

    Help?


    Okay, I've tried the icon cache rebuild (both manual and physical), I've tried downloading and merging the ico files, I've run Malwarebytes anti-rootkit, I've gone from true color to high color display and back again, I've done a few system restores, I've prayed, I've made the appropriate sacrifices... No luck. Ever since my computer was wiped and recovered by Alienware support to clear up problems, I haven't even had a IconCache.db file at all, and (at the least) all html and text files on my desktop have appeared as blank pages. I don't know what else to do aside from wipe my system and start again (though that may help speed things up, too)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Icon Cache - Rebuild-untitled.png  
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  5. Posts : 70,222
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       #234

    Hello residualshadow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Your .txt file icon in your screenshot is showing it's correct default icon of a piece of notebook paper.

    For your URL shortcuts, see if clearing all of Internet Explorer's browsing history may help. You may need to open them afterwards for the icon to show up though. :)

    Internet Explorer 9 - Delete Browsing History
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #235

    Oh, right. For some reason I expected the text file to look like the old spiral notebook. Anyway, I've cleared the history from IE and Firefox, opened them, and performed a restart, all with no luck
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  7. Posts : 70,222
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       #236

    Try creating a new shortcut for one to see if it may show the favicon.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #237

    I gave up and just did a full system restore. Things seem to be working and my computer has much less clutter, so I guess I am happy? Thanks for the help.
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  9. Posts : 70,222
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       #238

    Glad to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro 64
       #239

    Hi guys
    My problem started a few weeks ago when I (unfortunately) "tweaked" some registry entries (which I CANT'T recall right now). Ever since the following problems appears in this order: After initial boot, everything seems normal concerning file icons. Then, first, file icons (in windows explorer only, not in desktop*) start to become blank, but file associations work fine. Second, after some time, "right click->properties" on any file in windows explore stops working. Third "My computer" folder on the desktop can't show its content (it's blank trying to load, but my hard drives, cdroms and external USB disks don't show up, BUT their desktop shortcuts work fine). I have tried everything I found on internet, even your solution in the first page of this thread. When I rebulidh icon cache and reboot, everything seems to be correct but after a short time the same problems start to appear again with the order mentioned above. I had not restore points to retrieve some old registry setting

    PLEASE HELP, this is going to drive me crazy
    Nick

    * The problem appears from time to time and in desktop icons too but it's fixed by simply refreshing it. Refresh has no effect in windows explorer except MS Office and zip files. Also note that another file manager I use, the "Total Commander" DOESN'T have this problem
    My configuration: CPU Intel i7-3770 3.4 GHz, RAM 8 GB, Win 7 Pro 64, main HD: OCZ SSD 240 GB Vertex 4
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